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Glaciers and Water falls

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Glaciers : The enormous snow reservoirs act as a natural source of big rivers originating at the base of the lesser Himalayas. Rougly 30 per cent of the district wears the perpetual snow cover and the gigantic masses of sliding snow feed a number of glaciers which in turn feed the three important northern-most rivers namely Kuti Yangti, Dhauli and Gori having their catchment in the glaciated zones.

Milam : Milam, one of the most beautiful glaciers of the world is in district Pithoragarh located at the height of 4250 meters above sea level. This glacier has been named after a village Milam located at 3 k.m. away from the Milam Glacier. In ancient time, Milam village was the most populous village of district Pithoragarh but at present its population is almost zero. But its importance is still maintained due to the world's famous glacier - Milam.River Gori Ganga,a tributary of the river Kali starts from the Milam Glacier.

 

Glaciers of Pithoragarh

River Basin Glaciers Catchment Area
Sq. Km
Glacier Area Sq. Km
Gori Milam
Kalabaland
Northern Lwanl
Bamlas
Lower Lwanl
Balati
Baldimga
Terahar
Poting
Ralamag upper
Talkot
Ralamag lower
Sankalpa
Middle Lwanl
Lower Poting
212.21
60.00
49.00
46.00
45.00
40.00
31.00
31.00
30.00
26.00
24.00
22.00
19.00
15.00
6.50
39.50
12.00
10.00
9.00
8.00
10.00
8.00
4.50
8.50
8.50
5.00
8.00
3.20
2.00
2.00
Lassar Upper Lassar
Lower Lassar
Middle Lassar
131.60
126.00
115.51
32.1
34.9
21.6
Dhauli Lower Dhauli
Sona Glacier
Baling Golfu
Upper Dhauli
Sobla Tejam
Middle Dhauli
130.00
72.00
45.00
32.00
22.00
19.00
24.5
4.00
3.00
8.2
4.00
3.1
Kali Lower Kali
Upper Kali
30.00
10.00
5.2
5.0
Kuti Glaciers of Kuti
Yangti Basin
208.00
20.00

Birthi Fall : The famous Birthi fall is on the Thal - Munsyari route near Bala village.